Flyweight contenders Joanne Calderwood, Lauren Murphy to sq. off at UFC 263


Prime girls’s flyweights will collide at an upcoming UFC pay-per-view.

At UFC 263 on June 12, Joanne Calderwood and Lauren Murphy are set to sq. off in what might be a title eliminator. The occasion doesn’t at present have a publicly recognized location or venue.

Two individuals with information of the matchup knowledgeable MMA Junkie of the reserving on Saturday however requested to stay nameless because the promotion has but to make an official announcement.

Murphy (14-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) at present rides the longest successful streak of her UFC profession. She’s racked up consecutive victories over Mara Romero Borella, Andrea Lee, Roxanne Modafferi, and most just lately Liliya Shakirova at UFC 254 final October.

In the meantime, Calderwood (15-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC) alternated losses and wins over her most up-to-date 4 outings, although she’s gained 4 of six. In 2020, Calderwood was booked to problem girls’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko in June. When Shevchenko withdrew because of harm, Calderwood elected to combat Jennifer Maia slightly than watch for the champion to heal. Calderwood misplaced to Maia by first-round submission.

At UFC 257 in January, Calderwood returned and defeated former title challenger Jessica Eye through unanimous determination.

With the addition, the UFC 263 lineup contains:

  • Champion Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno – for flyweight title
  • Jake Collier vs. Carlos Felipe
  • Luigi Vendramini vs. Fares Ziam
  • Hakeem Dawodu vs. Movsar Evloev
  • Sijara Eubanks vs. Karol Rosa
  • Paul Craig vs. Jamahal Hill
  • Joanne Calderwood vs. Lauren Murphy

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